A pair of new Green Day documentaries is being lined up for release to coincide with the band’s upcoming trio of albums, ‘¡Uno!,’ ‘¡Dos!,’ and ‘¡Tre!’ One doc will focus on the making of the three discs, which will drop one at a time starting in September and wrapping in January 2013.
Weezer have announced a smattering of North American dates that will keep them on the road as late as Nov. 10-11 in Orlando, Fla. The geek-rock veterans, whose latest album was 2010′s ‘Death to False Metal,’ start out the trek on July 13 in Buffalo, N.Y., with a handful of July dates and another handful of October and November dates buttressing their Sept. 15 appearance at the Charm City Music Festival in Baltimore, Md.
Billy Corgan has a lot of trash to talk as he does the promotional rounds for Smashing Pumpkins‘ new ‘Oceania’ album — from his “piss on f—in’ Radiohead” comment to his total dissing of his former bandmates — and his latest target is a big one. Speaking to Fuse, the singer pretty much bashed all bands of the grunge generation, calling them out for not living up to the ideals they supposedly set back in the roaring ’90s.
Twenty-five years in to one of the most successful careers in modern rock, Green Day have announced plans for perhaps their most ambitious project yet: a trilogy of albums titled ‘Uno!,’ ‘Dos!’ and ‘Tre!’ that are due to drop one at a time between September of this year and January of next year.
Green Day reportedly have been forced to cancel plans for a free outdoor concert that was to be held somewhere in Burbank, Calif., on Friday (June 22) after city officials there denied the necessary permits due to concerns over crowd control.
Green Day are over the punk opera thing after their last two albums, ‘American Idiot’ and ’21st Century Breakdown,’ went down that path. But they also decided to skip the whole return-to-roots approach on their upcoming three-album frenzy known as ‘Uno!,’ ‘Dos!’ and ‘Tre!’
When it comes to big tips, there are big tips, and then there are big tips! Foo Fighters‘ Dave Grohl reportedly left one lucky bartender at the Smith and Wollensky restaurant in Philadelphia’s swanky Rittenhouse Square Hotel something that would definitely fall into the latter category recently when he reportedly laid down $1,000 after ordering a single drink. Yes, you read that correctly — that’s a one followed by three zeros for just one drink.
Tributes have been pouring in from around the globe following Friday’s (May 4) death of Beastie BoyAdam “MCA” Yauch, and bandmate Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz has been extremely moved by all of them. In an entry on the Beastie Boys’ blog posted Sunday night, Horovitz took time to show his appreciation to his friends and family during his time of mourning and thank everybody for all the respect shown to Yauch following the sad news of his passing after a three-year battle with cancer.
They can’t, they don’t and they won’t stop — and then they did stop.
Nobody can fill the extra-large Adidas sneakers favored by the Beastie Boys, but the Roots, Kid Rock and Travie McCoy of the Gym Class Heroes nobly did their best last month when the B-Boys were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, Ohio. Adam “MCA” Yauch called in sick at the 11th hour — Yauch’s mom later revealed he was admitted into the hospital that very night as he continued to battle cancer, a battle that sadly ended Friday (May 4) when Yauch passed away at the age of 47.
Sad news swept the Internet Friday (May 4) with the death of Beastie Boys rapper Adam “MCA” Yauch at the age of 47. Of course many artists immediately took to Twitter to send their condolences and pay their respects, and below is a sampling of what they had to say. Be sure to keep checking back because we will keep adding to this list — we expect there to be tons of tweets from artists. MCA was a very popular and much beloved man.
Smashing Pumpkins fans will have to wait until June 18 for the release of ‘Oceania,’ the band’s first album since 1997′s ‘Zeitgeist,’ but more details are rolling out in advance of the big day. On Friday (April 28), the band unveiled the disc’s front cover artwork and complete track listing.
Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Beastie Boys and Green Day kept the five-and-a-half-hour Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductions party hopping last night (April 14) at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, Ohio. The show, which sold out, also brought in a full house of fans around the corner at the actual Rock Hall, which was having its own party showing the concert on various screens throughout the Museum.
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